Friday, March 25

#WWCKD - Happy Dance!

Well, I finally finished #WWKCD (which of course, is short for What Would Captain Kirk Do). The pattern was by John Lohman, and the book it's from is titled "Star Trek Cross-Stitch: explore strange new worlds of crafting."
It can be found on Amazon.com for as low as 2.98 used (my copy was a gift from someone, who purchased it used, which I'm 100% on board with, because I don't need a new book to abuse!).

There's a Jean Luc Picard pattern in there I'll get to eventually, too, but I've had just about enough stitching on black (and of course, my next work project is a WIP on black,, I do have good lighting there).

The one thing that nearly killed me was the black on black stitching - the collar, hair, shadows are all black on black, not just negative space, and wow, was that rough.  

There was a priest at "my" (my grandparents') church when I was in high school that cross stitched NASA/Space scenes on black, and as much as I did not like Father George, I have a whole lot more respect for him now!

But on my day off, when I was going to spend 100% of my time on the TV Liquor cabinet, I got a nice finish in.

I plan on finishing it with a black frame and black mat.  Hopefully I'll get that done, soon, to hang in my office.  This is definitely one of those "much better from further away" pieces! :)

What would Captain Kirk Do?
Finished 25 March 2016

And a gif, because I cannot help myself.


14 comments:

  1. Oh wow that is just fabulous!

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  2. Beautiful job! I couldn't stitch black on black lol I'd be cross eyed not cross stitched!

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    1. I will definitely avoid it in the future! It's my first piece on black, and I thought it wasn't too bad, until I got into the 310 territory :P

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  3. What a great finish! Stitching black on black sounds like a bit of a pain, but you did such a great job on it :)

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    1. Thanks! I was much slower when I realized how obvious any twisted stitched would look - I was afraid of not getting it 100% :)

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  4. Great finish! I don't mind stitching on black, maybe because I hold the fabric so close to my eyes it's not so much of a problem? It's the same with high count fabrics. Everyone moans but close up they all seem larger!

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    1. I don't mind high count fabrics, but black! ugh! haha -
      In the end, with the black, I would stitch with a white sheet of paper in my lap, so I could see the holes, and I used my Mighty Bright kindle light clipped to my Qsnaps so I could see the actual stitches (to make sure they were laying flat) from above.

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  5. That's very cool.

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  6. Huge congrats on your finish and persevering with that black on black!

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    1. I feel like I should get an award ;)

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  7. This is so awesome! I found the book on Amazon and put it on my wishlist!

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    1. Awesome! It's so fun, and there are a lot of good things in there. I also want to do the Home Sweet Home pattern, too :)

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